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Ice Age
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Starring: The voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic, Jack Black
MPAA Rated: PG
Released By: 20th Century Fox
Web Site: www.iceagemovie.com
Kiddie Movie: There's some animal fighting, but they'll get through it.
Date Movie: Bring her along.  She'll cry too.
Gratuitous Sex: Nah.
Gratuitous Violence: See "Kiddie Movie."
Action: A little.
Laughs: Quite a few.
Memorable Scene: No one scene comes to mind.
Memorable Quote: No one quote comes to mind.
Directed By: Chris Wedge
Produced By: Lori Forte

Ice Age
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG

It's 1:28 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
I almost started to not like "Ice Age" because at the beginning as it was starting to just go in a "Shrek" direction, but by the final scene with Scrat, the squirrel/rat ending up with his acorn in a tropical local, I came away really enjoying the movie.

In "Ice Age" we get a story revolving around Manfred the Wooly Mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano), Sid the Sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo), and Diego the Tiger (voiced by Denis Leary), all the while having Scrat show up and different times still trying to bury his acorn. As the story goes, Sid is left behind in the migration of the animals. Heís running from a couple of rhinos and gets saved by Manfred. So, like "Shrek," we get the bouncing, full of energy Sid trying to force himself into the life of Manfred, ala, Donkey intruding into the life of Shrek. I was beginning to get disappointed. But then they tossed in the reason for the story: Manfred and Sid come across a little baby whom the head saber-tooth tiger, Soto (voiced by Goran Visnjic) is trying to steal. Along comes Diego to get the baby saying he will take it back to the humans, but Manfred and Sid know itís curtains for the baby if they leave her with Diego. They tell Diego to lead them to the humans, but little do Sid and Manfred know that Diego is leading them into a trap.

So now our trio embarks on a quest across the frozen tundra to find the humans (or so Manfred and Sid think), where perils and bonding experiences abound. Do Manfred and Sid become tiger food? Does Soto get the baby? Can Scrat ever get his acorn buried? Other than the last question, itís pretty predictable as to what happens with our trio, but Iím not going to ruin Scratís story, itís cute.

Simple, bright, and enjoyable characters keep "Ice Age" from just becoming a throw-away animated movie. There is a little sadness, so be prepared for the tears from kids, or yourself for that matter, but all in all "Ice Age" is a great movie for the family. Itís 4 Ĺ stars out of 5. Bring the family, buy lots of popcorn and soda, and enjoy a fun movie.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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